Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Dulce Sloan, Jacob Williams, Sara Hennessey, Negin Farsad, Joe Rumrill, + more!
Mon Nov 26
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
Monday Funday Promo: Every Monday, be one of the first 75 ticket buyers and get a "Buy One, Get One Free" Taco Coupon redeemable at our sister joint Parklife, where you can now join us for Butterboy After Hours! There will be tunes from Donwill plus food and drink specials to ensure your Monday nights are the best day of the week.
*** Lineup subject to change *** Seating is first-come, first-served ***
Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies!
Jo Firestone is a comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU and Earwolf. She was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival, and her Comedy Central half hour comes out this fall. If you like puns, check out her board game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. If you don't like puns, don't worry about it. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city.
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. Last year, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s new label, Bentzen Ball Records and recorded a Comedy Central half hour special. This year, she was named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. Currently, you can catch her on the latest seasons of Bojack Horseman, Master of None and Love, all on Netflix, as well as on HBO's Crashing. She's also written for Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) and Totally Biased (FX). Aparna will next appear on the upcoming Comedy Central show, Corporate.
Maeve Higgins is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Offering a fresh and honest perspective that’s rare to find, Dulcé Sloan is the newest Correspondent on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" . She was named one of TimeOut LA's Top Comics to Watch for 2017 and and the Winner of the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival . She was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face.She made her late-night debut last year on Late with Conan O'Brien and her day-time debut as a "Comedian You Should Know" on the Steve Harvey Show. She can be seen on Greatest Ever and Comedy Knock Out on truTV. Dulcé's signature sass and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society.
Jacob Williams' comedy chronicles his awkward misadventures through the worlds of dating, day jobs and dining alone. Jacob made his national television debut as a stand-up comedian on NBC'sAmerica's Got Talent and advanced to the Semifinals. He has been a cast member on MTV's Wild 'N Out since 2013. Jacob also performed stand-up for a Wild 'N Outcomedy special and provides the voice of a lead character in the animated mini-series Football U.
The winner of many comedy contests, Jacob has also participated in several comedy festivals including the Great American Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival. He provided warm-up comedy for two Showtime specials and a show on the Bob and Tom All-Stars Tour, in addition to appearing on the Bob and Tom radio show.
Sara Hennessey is member of the acclaimed Toronto comedy collective Laugh Sabbath and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Sara has shot multiple stand up tapings at JUST FOR LAUGHS Montreal, and is the co-star, creator & writer of the CBC COMEDY series TERRIFIC WOMEN. Sara is a Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand Up, and has two comedy albums available on iTunes: THEY KNOW TOO MUCH (2018) & TROUBLE IN SARADISE (2015). Sara writes and performs for television, the internet, and you guessed it pal, the stage.
Negin Farsad was named one of 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She even gave a TEDTalk because they slipped up and let a comedian on their vaunted stage. She is the author of the recently released How To Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto which was nominated for the Thurber Prize for Humor and recommended by Oprah Magazine. Farsad is host of Fake the Nation, a political comedy podcast on the Earwolf network and she’s a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. She appears on the current season of Nat Geo’s Year Million, the upcoming season of HBO’s High Maintenance, and the last season of Netflix’s Chelsea Handler Show.
She is also the director/writer/star of the rom-com 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo, Ed Weeks, and John Hodgman (now available on Amazon). She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black and Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic (both available wherever movies are streamed/downloaded). She has written good-old fashioned articles for The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Oprah Magazine, Indiewire and others. She has sued New York State’s MTA over the right to put up funny posters about Muslims and WON. She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York.
Joe Rumrill is a stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere ya need him. He’s the creator of “Fresh Perspectives” a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg he co-hosts with Julio Torres. Along with Mary Houlihan, he co-created Cartoon Monsoon, an UNeducational children’s variety show filled to bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person to perform stand up comedy in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.